posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 06:29 PM
Originally posted by Valhall
reply to post by L8RT8RZ
You haven't read a single thing on this topic have you? The SCOTUS ruled that the government did not GIVE us the right to keep and bear arms. The
SCOTUS ruled that the right already existed prior to the construction of the constitution and the bill of rights. The Second Amendment was a
commitment to PROTECT a pre-existing right. No document GIVES us the right. It considered inherited and inherent.
The current government structure has to be reassembled to take it away. In other words, no law can take this pre-existing right away. Only a
"redo" of the bill of rights.
And luckily, you being okay with "giving away my right" doesn't mean spit in this issue, not unless you've got the pull to completely abolish the
current U.S. government and the restrictions it abides by. (By the way, attempting to do so is a treasonous act.) I'm okay with giving away your
right to free speech, how do you feel about that? How about I just willy-nilly announce all the right you have that I'm okay with taking away from
you because I've personally decided you're incompetent to have them? That okay with you?
first you say the constitution doesn't give it to you, then you say it does, then you say it doesn't. It seems you are very unclear on the subject.
If a "redo" of the bill of rights changes it, then it wasn't a inherent right to start with since it could be changed. Anything that can be changed
is not inherent. It CAN be taken from you, it's not a "god-given right", it's a constitution-given right (i.e. priveledge)
You just aren't letting it sink in.
Your decisions about anything pertaining to me are irrelevant, you have no power to take anything from me, however, the government does. In fact, they
are, right now, looking at taking away my privelege to own a semi-automatic weapon. They take it from me the same as they take it from you. It's my
privelege(right) the same as it's yours. It's taken from me the same as it's taken from you. The only difference is the willingness to let it go.
You can feel free to TRY to take anything you want, but you won't be effective. Just as this gun ban will not likely be effective. It's something to
keep people distracted, nothing else, and it's fulfilling it's purpose well, now isn't it?